I don’t blame you for being sour cherry-obsessed! They’re amazing. I grew up with sour cherry trees so we did exactly what you talk about: hoard them, freeze them, bake with them. I just put in a sour cherry tree this spring and the little thang made about ten cherries, which was a surprise. Birds got nine of them though!
Have you made straight up sour cherry pie? It’s my favorite pie. With luck I’ll be able to scrape together enough next spring to make it.
It’s like a cake and a cobbler all rolled into one. I can almost taste it from the photos… which are beautiful, as always.
I would love to see some reviews of your favorite restaurants. One of these days I hope to visit Chicago (after a single business trip there, my husband opined that it was one of his favorite cities). It would be great to have a list of yummy places to try.
Hey Dawn! I am working on a Chicago guide- unfortunately life keeps getting in the way. I hope to have something up by the end of the summer. If you need recommendations sooner, you can certainly shoot me an email and I’d be happy to help.
And thanks, as always, for being such a loyal and supportive reader!
Hey Tim! Unfortunately, I think my Chicago trip won’t be happening for some time. It’s on my very long list of places to visit — anew or again. But I like to file away little tasty tidbits so I’m ready when the day comes. ;) We ARE heading down Mexico way in a few weeks… which I guess really has nothing to do with Chicago. It will involve lots of good food though, so that’s how I’m going to justify the segue… ¡Disfrute la vida!
I just received sour cherries from our CSA and had a class breakfast yesterday to prepare something for. This recipe was fantastic. I was surprised how easy it was to pit the cherries by hand. I was also worried that all that liquid from the cherries would be a problem, but the recipe handled that beautifully.
The only bad side was the rest of the parents ate the rest – no left-overs for my family!
YUM! I have a big bag of sour cherries in my fridge, I picked them from my neighbor’s tree last week. There are still more there, but I need to get over there and get them before they go to waste! I made a Sour Cherry Almond Cake that was incredible.
I made this last night, and while I could not find sour cherries I did use sweet bing cherries…it is so delicious! I brought it to work with me this morning – my coworkers agree that it is moist, not-too-sweet, and are asking when I’m going to make it again. Thanks for the recipe!!
i made a rhubarb coffee cake not long ago and thought that the frozen cherries i had recently bought would be a nice variation…thats were this recipe came in! I made this a few nights ago but with some substitutions; used dark brown sugar in place of light since that was all i had on hand, replaced the buttermilk with an almond milk lemon juice mixture and used 2 egg replacers for the eggs- to my delight these changes were completely undetectable! Been having a slice of the cake with greek yogurt for breakfast for the past two days, sooo yummmy. thank you so much for the recipe! Next time however i think i will add more cherries. yes, there will definitely be a next time ;)
This is sitting on my counter cooling and I’m dying to dig in! My friend has a sour cherry tree and gave me a huge bag, and this is the recipe I found via Google that I couldn’t stop thinking about. It sure looks lovely and I’m sure it tastes amazing. Love your blog!